Romania's Selecţia Naţionala 2016 had its semifinal on Friday sending half the songs home, selected by jury or televoters. Tonight only televoters rule. Let's see how that will shake the outcome. The jury ignored Vanotek & co but televoters had them as their clear favorite out of the drops outs along with the duo Doru & Irina. The jury preferred the Queenish theatrical nonsense fake drama by Ovidiu. They also liked the let's-cash-in-Il-Volo's-success boyband. They just forgot you need a song, too. And voices. Then there's yet another midtempo shouty female ballad. Mihai has copied his act from Swedes, the ih-ih-ih-iih-IIH from himself and stuffed his crotch. Yet there was no connection whatsoever without any close shots. (Of his face I mean.) The duo brings us back in style and time, and mix ballad, opera, dance and evening gown in a hot mess that is after all entertaining and not dull 3 minutes. That's already something! Vanotek is from another planet in many ways. It's the best thing I have heard so far in any national selection this season. That's all I'm saying.... But what do I know? Should they win they propably won't win in Stockholm but they will be my #1 most propably....
Ovidiu Anton - Moment of silence
Dream Walkers - Let it shine
Florena - Behind the shadows
M I H A I - Paradisio
Doru Todoruţ feat. Irina Baianţ - The Voice
Vanotek feat. The Code & Georgian - I'm coming home